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The first time you hear world-changing news is always memorable. The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the most important discoveries in science to date, and it happened in our lifetime. If you were part of the particle physics community or were interested in the research, you can ...


Now the skies have cleared for the LHC and the electron clouds have been reduced, the intensity ramp up continued, stepping up the number of bunches to 2556 bunches per ring, with a formal confirmation that the collider and its sub systems were functioning at each step. On Wednesday 28 ...


Summer has arrived. And with it, 2017’s summer students. Welcome to CERN! Ahead of you are two months of great lectures, challenging projects, the possibility to expand your network of peers… and lots of fun! In order to make sure that the fun lasts to the end, here is ...


Sharing designs and information around the world is one of CERN’s key philosophies, and one small group in particular has spent five years contributing to the development of KiCad, an efficient tool for designing open-source hardware.

Created 25 years ago at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, today KiCad evolved ...


In June FCC week 2017 was held in Berlin. Jointly organised by CERN, DESY and the German Physics Society (DPG), it brought together more than 500 researchers from 147 institutes to review the progress in every domain of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study. Participants had the opportunity to get ...


Twenty-nine nominations were submitted and considered by the committee, and on 16 June 2017 five prizes were awarded for work that had a significant impact on the operation of the LHCb experiment within the last year.

The recipients are:

\begin{itemize} \item Elena Dall’Occo for the evaluation and assessment ...

On 30 June, during the ceremony to mark the end of the civil-engineering work for Building 311. (Image: Stephan Russenschuck)

On Friday, 30 June, Lluis Miralles, head of the Site Management and Buildings department, and José Miguel Jiménez, head of the Technology department, alongside all the project leaders and contractors ...


The CERN Accelerator School (CAS), in collaboration with Max IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden, organized a specialized course titled “Vacuum for particle accelerators”. It took place in Glumslov, Sweden, from 6 to 16 June 2017.

The course attracted 80 participants from 27 nationalities, coming from countries as far away as ...



Laura Couto Rosado sees CERN as an ideal place to be inspired by science and to produce new works of art.

“My practice as a designer is inspired not only by natural phenomena but also by the sciences that study them and the technologies that emerge from them. I use ...


A new agreement with partner SAFM (Scuola di Alta Formazione al Management (SAFM) – Institute of Higher Education in Management – in Turin, Italy) will stimulate and reinforce CERN’s entrepreneurship activities.

SAFM, a non-profit private enterprise, is supported and promoted by the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Fondazione Edoardo Garrone and Fondazione Pirelli ...


Concept of the RaDoM network. Long-term, real-time radon monitoring for schools, work places & buildings (Image: CERN)

The Radon Dose Monitor (RaDoM) project, whose aim is to create a device to tackle the risks of high radon levels, has made it to the final round of the MassChallenge 2017 Start-up ...


Singer-songwriter Howie Day was sitting in a coffee shop in Denver one morning while on tour, when he saw in his Twitter notifications CERN had shared a parody video of his hit song “Collide”, sung from the perspective of a proton in the Large Hadron Collider. After a brief exchange ...

Opinions

Five years ago today marked a significant moment in the history of particle physics. Many of us were in the CERN auditorium. Many more, almost a billion people around the world, watched the seminar remotely.

What a day that was, the culmination of years of hard work by thousands of ...

Ombud's corner

Taking on new tasks or responsibilities may sometimes be challenging, as they require us go beyond the familiar or ‘comfort zone’ and expose ourselves to scrutiny in an area where we are not immediately at ease. Stepping out of our comfort zones may take courage and additional effort but the ...

A word from the Director General

Happy birthday Higgs boson!

Five years ago today marked a significant moment in the history of particle physics. Many of us were in the CERN auditorium. Many more, almost a billion people around the world, watched the seminar remotely.

What a day that was, the culmination of years of hard work by thousands of ...


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